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Vista completes Pluralsight buyout

Vista Equity Partners has acquired Pluralsight for $22.50 per share.

Vista Equity Partners has acquired Pluralsight for $22.50 per share. Qatalyst Partners is serving as financial advisor to Pluralsight on the deal while Morgan Stanley is doing likewise for Vista. Pluralsight is a technology workforce development company.

PRESS RELEASE

SILICON SLOPES, Utah, April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, today announced that Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) has successfully completed its acquisition of Pluralsight for $22.50 per share.
“We are excited about the completion of this transaction and look forward to leveraging Vista’s resources and financial strength to continue to innovate across our product portfolio and deliver solutions that help companies strengthen technology skills, become more agile, and achieve their goals,” said Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight.

With the completion of the acquisition, Pluralsight’s stock ceased trading and the company is no longer listed on any public market.

Qatalyst Partners is serving as financial advisor to Pluralsight and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation is serving as legal counsel. For Vista, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is serving as financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as legal counsel.

About Pluralsight
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses transform with technology. Pluralsight Skills helps enterprises build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. Skills also includes tools to align skill development with business objectives, virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics. Flow complements Skills by providing engineering teams with actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns to accelerate the delivery of products and services. For more information about Pluralsight, visit pluralsight.com.

About Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2020. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data and technology enabled organizations across private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity strategies, bringing an approach that prioritizes creating enduring market value for the benefit of its global ecosystem of investors, companies, customers and employees. Vista’s investments are anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions and proven, flexible management techniques that drive sustainable growth. Vista believes the transformative power of technology is the key to an even better future – a healthier planet, a smarter economy, a diverse and inclusive community and a broader path to prosperity. Further information is available at vistaequitypartners.com. Follow Vista on LinkedIn, @Vista Equity Partners, and on Twitter, @Vista_Equity.